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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
"." >>> americans want assault weapons gone. senator dianne feinstein said she's going to get rid of them. and plus they're called zombie mortgages. but it's way too cute of a name when you lose everything and then find out they still want more. then later victims victim, survivor, advocate. debra parker will tell you her story and after hearing it someone will have some explain explaining to do. why the congress has not renewed the violence against women act is beyond me.: >> jennifer: we're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. we have two big stories coming from our nation's capital. first california senators dianne feinstein. she reintroduced a bill that would ban assault weapons. they authored the original ban which expired in 2004. are a new gallup poll found 06% would vote to strength bans on assault weapons. >> to legally possess a weapon, no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> jennifer: so her new legislation also includes a ban on magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. then in other news from washington t
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
at a bill to enact part of president obama's gun control plan. dianne feinstein plans to issue legislation today to enact a new ban on assault weapons. it will also ban high capacity ammunition magazines and would strengthen background checks for aspiring gun owners. >> looking at the first television interview with manti te'o over the hoax involving an online girlfriend who it turns out never existed. >> he told katie couric that he had no part in the hoax and it did not know that he had been duped until early last month. put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12. >> she also interviewed his parents, who said their son is not a liar. you can watch the entire interview today at 4:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. >> relearning of a separate internet hoax targeting some of the redskins players. nfl security compleconducted a securities search involving a woman named sandy ackerman who used pictures of an adult entertainer to establish relationships with pro athletes. the conversations mainly took place through twitter. in some instances she sent photograp
hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked question was wisconsin's ron johnson, and now he is speaking about his role in the hearing. >> i was tr
will head there. today senator dianne feinstein takes on one of the most contentious gun ban issues. nancy cortes reports. >> reporter: this legislation is seen by many democrats as the first step in strengthening gun laws, but it's also the most controversial. it's called the assaults weapons ban of 2013 and it would reinstate the assault weapons ban that was allowed to lapse back in 2004. it would also restrict the number of bullets in high-capacity magazines. this is legislation that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time, but the lead sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault weapons ban did work when it was in place and that they plan to deal with things like mental illness and
: anthony, thank you very much. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced legislation today to reinstate the federal ban on assault weapons, but she acknowledged that supporters face an uphill battle. nancy cordes is at the top of that hill tonight in washington. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the bill that she and other democrats spruced today is even tougher than the assault weapons ban that congress let lapse back in 2004. this bill would ban the sale of 157 different military-style firearms. flanked by police officers, doctors, and mayors, senator dianne feinstein of california made her case today for banning the types of weapons used to carry out mass shootings. >> fay that you will into the hands one way or another of grievance killers, of gangs, of those who are mentally unstable or ill. >> reporter: the bill would stop the sale and manufacturing of semiautomatic weapons with military feet urkz such as detachable stockes, which make the guns easier to conceal. magazines and drums that hold more than 10 rounds would also be outlawed. feinstein also asked half a dozen
crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> senator dianne feinstein following up on the promise to introduce a bill to ban more than 150 firearms as well as high capacity ammunition. now, it is the first piece of proposed gun control legislation since the tragic shooting in newtown last month and since president obama announced a set of proposals to curb violence. a "the washington post"/abc news poll released today shows a majority of americans in favor of the president's plan but as "the new york times" points out, it could hit roadblock of fellow democrats especially facing re-election next year. less than 30 minutes ago, vice president biden kicked off a live google chat for support of the plan. joining me now mark murray. so mark, interesting numbers out there. there was another poll indicating i believe it's about 22% of republicans believe that there needs to be some kind of gun control legislation. so we know there's a divide here but what we don't know is the plan from the white house specifically. will they put the president out on the road? what is the next full throt
is the best time to two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul browne, who lost year called evolution lies straight from the bit of hell is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? senator john kerry is on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. kerry had his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee, the committee he has chard for the past four year
. >> dianne feinstein is resuming her fight for a ban on assault weapons. this morning she introduced a bill on the floor of the senate and it is designed to stop at the sale, trar transfer and manufacturing of those weapons. >> they fall into the hands of those. they are sold out of trunks and back seats of automobiles in cities as well as gun shows with no questions asked -- >> senator feinstein introduced a similar measure in 1993 after a shooting there. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden just wrapped up a forum on gun control. biden partnered with google as part of a series of white house online fireside hangouts. a 21th century take on franklin roosevelts famous fireside chats on the radio, it was formed to come up with ways to reduce the violent following that. >>> a lawsuit over that there is scheduled for tomorrow. the drakes bay oyster company is suing the national park service after ken salazar ruled they should be closed. they have been in operation for almost 100 years and provides as much as 40% of the state's supply of fresh oysters. >>> some owners there are paying their yard
dianne feinstein banning a bill on semi assault rifles and ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthened her 1994 ban by banning the sale and manufacturing of 150 guns, including rifles and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. the measure would not cover weapons people already own as well as hunting and sport and antique and disabled weapons. the senator says the goal is to quote, dry up the supply of the weapons over time. >> together, we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> feinstein got in involved in gun control when supervisor harvey milk was killed by former superior dan white. >>> and back in california, job creation and budget concerns. that is what jerry brown spoke about in the third state of the state address. this is the third time they are doing this with california in the black. we have jodi hernandez with more about the governor's address. >> reporter: good morning. governor jerry brown delivered a speech that left lawmakers smiling. the governor said california h
fuego.. es mas, esta semana senadores como dianne feinstein de california propondran medidas legislativas para prohibir los rifles de asalto. a una semana de que el presidente obama propusiera 23 medidas ejecutivas y legislativas para evitar muertes, en el congreso dicen que sera dificil aprobarlas. algunos creen que se podria evitar que mas personas con record criminal compren armas. saber quien esta comprando estas armas, que tipo de historia tienen, si tienen abuso domestico, por ejemplo, dentro de la casa, cosas asi. entonces si hacemos mas bien ese trabajo creo que lo que vamos a ver que las gentes que quieren comprar armas no las van a poder comprar. otro congresista dice que aun estudia las propuestas de la administracion obama. ojala vaya a haber 1 acuerdo entre democratas y republicanos. ahora rtodavia no se sabe cuales son los detalles y los detalles son importantes. pero es importante discutir entre democratas y reoublicanos la major manera de seguir adelante. defensores del derecho a portar armas temen que las medidas propuestas por el gobierno vayan demasiado lej
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
dianne feinstein will be speaking momentarily introducing legislation on assault weapons. we will listen in. >> good morning and certainly in overcast start to the day. unsettled weather could continue into the afternoon and we are waking up to clouds and areas of locally dense fog. headed into tomorrow rain chant continues under partly cloudy skies. we will have another storm rolling through saturday night into sunday coming down from the gulf of alaska. the high- pressure rebuilds as we head into the next middle of next week. 46 out the door and about, 52 in oakland, 50 in redwood city. a look at your numbers into the afternoon coming up in my next report. >> we have been enjoying a pretty good ride free of hot spots. there is hardly a back up at the bay bridge. the san mateo bridge ride it traffic looks good. the drive time is still just 13 minutes. the commute to the golden gate bridge is picking up some sluggish traffic now at the toll plaza southbound. no delays across the span. >> this just an and the newsroom live pictures out of washington d.c. where any moment senator dianne fe
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
to find a way to do more. now, today senator dianne feinstein introduced her assault weapons ban of 2013. she had been responsible for one back in the 1990s, and that is probably a step where joe manchin is not yet ready to go. is there a place where democrats can get together around something that relates to dealing with the gun violence issue, and also these other political considerations? joe manchin is one of the most sought after people on this topic because as a democrat, his point of view is important, and he can carry some weight among those especially in cob stitch wents and perhaps even in other states having an impact if someone as authentic when it comes to guns has some view on background checks or things like that. andrea, if i could just add the sort of john kerry moment, he is one foot in both places. i've been on the elevator with him a few times in the last couple of days. he talks about being so anxious to get going, and he already has a diplomatic security detail with him. he is a man of the senate or the of the department that he may be confirmed to. middle ground 23
editor of thegrio.com. joy, it's a big day on capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein introduces her bill to ban some military-style assault weapons. i think 157 types. now, this is the same bill that gun lobbyist wayne lapierre referred to as a phony piece of legislation, one that's built entirely on lies, but you tell me, is there a bigger lie in the world than the one that guns don't kill people? >> yeah, exactly. well, you know what? the problem is that unfortunately increasing in this country, people with guns kill people because there's a sort of formulation that guns don't kill people assumes guns are laying around on the ground or the carpet. the problem is in this country we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the world and in the parts of the country that listen most to the nra, namely the american south, we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. so there's a direct correlation between more guns, loser gun laws, and more deaths. the nra doesn't care about that because, of course, all they care about is selling more product. they represent the product sellers
that an improving budget situation does not mean they can go on a spending spree. >>> dianne feinstein will introduce an assault weapons ban in washington, d.c. today. the california democratic bill also bans high capacity ammunition clips in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings. her bill is also cosponsored by both of connecticut's senators. >> newtown changed things. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology. >> vice president joe biden continues his search for ways to curb gun violence. he is heading to virginia tomorrow. he will hold a rally to promote gun control and will hold online google forum chats to discuss the issue. >>> san mateo county will hold a gun buy-back event this saturday at the fairgrounds on delaware street. the county will offer $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles. if you turn in an assault weapon you could earn up to $200. in recent months several bay area cities have held gun buy- back programs. this is oakland's successful event last december. >>> new
is proposed on capitol hill today. california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. her bill is cosponsored by both connecticut democrats in the senate in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings in their state. it's opposed by the nra. >> newtown fundamentally changed things and the nra doesn't get it. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology! >> meanwhile, vice president joe biden goes to virginia tomorrow to hold a rally to promote gun control. >>> a defiant message today from north korea. the country's top military body says it plans to carry out what it calls a high level nuclear test. a news reader said the test will target the united states. north korea is rejecting a u.n. security council resolution that passed two days ago. that resolution called a long- range rocket launch last month [ indiscernible ] expanded sanctions >>> or capitol hill there was crying and yelling as secretary of state hillary
the streets to the halls of congress today. senator dianne feinstein of california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard blumenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there is a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi- automatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public, as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws s
. >>> meanwhile, california senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons back bill is on the table on capitol hill. she unveiled it in washington a short time ago. the legislation calls for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. she says there's just been too many shooting rampages involving these types firearms. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military-style weapons. >> the legislation would update a previous assault weapons ban that ended back in 2004. it would also prohibit the sale and manufacture of assault weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. >>> a water main burst in marin county this morning spewing water all over the intersection. this is in kentfield. the surge of water damaged the pavement causing a 20-foot stretch of eliseo drive to rise about 6." 33 homes are now without water as crews try to fix a cast iron pipe and repair damage to that road. >>> a $26 million security system has been approved for the new eastern span of the bay bridge. the
weapons. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a re tooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milks shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsylvania, a sportsman show set for next weekend is postponed indefinitely after complaints about
control moves from the streets to the halls of congress today. senator dianne feinstein of california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard blumenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to bran assault weapons. >> newton -- to ban assault weapons. >> newton changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law abiding citizens need the same technology criminals have. >> we have the right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california, and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
. senator dianne feinstein joins fellow democrats bruising the bill which would ban the purchase of semi automatic weapons with detaching magazine clips and also high capacity magazine. this president vowed to make gun control a priority in his second term of the newtown connecticut massacre. >> still, the bill does face a tough fight in congress and from the nra. and of of president obama's gun control proposals, analysts say this is the least likely to pass. shawn unanimous with the reasons for that. how confident are lawmakers behind the proposal? >> well, shep, senator feinstein and the other senate and house members who joined here repeatedly said they know this is going to be tough but they believe the newtown tragedy has changed the conversation and the pressure for capitol hill to get something done. here's a bit of what senator feinstein had to say. >> gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military, to kill large numbers of people in close combat, are replicated for civilian use. >> the
. good evening. >> hello, bret. senator dianne feinstein acknowledges it will be an uphill battle but here is what she is fighting for. the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns. along with a broader group of other guns that would mean a new lower threshold for classifying as an assault weapon there. would be numerous bans on high-capacity magazines and beefed up checks on transfer and sale of all weapons. backers say it does nothing to chip away at the legitimate second amendment rights. there we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore, there is no sunset on this bill. >> a number of participants said repeatedly if the measure were law the children in the newtown massacre would likely still be alive. gun rights advocates disagree noting just about every action the shooter took leading up to and including that day was already illegal. spokesman for the national rifle association says this
. the killings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut spurred this new effort. bill's sponsors dianne feinstein. she says it includes an exception for 2,000 sports weapon. the nra says the second amendment forbids any weapons ban. >>> students from the catholic university began gearing up for tomorrow's march for life rally. the annual demonstration begins on the national mall at noon on friday, continues with a march to the steps of the supreme court. march organizers expect an even larger crowd than last year when 4,000 showed up. >>> if you're going to be around the national mall, expect a traffic jam. several streets will be closed from as far west as 12th street east of the capitol, north to f street. all of these closures will be in effect by noon. some streets won't reopen until about 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> the secretary of the interior is getting behind the effort to preserve the national mall. ken sal czar issued a order aimed at protecting the recent improvements to the mall. it includes the major rehabilitation project that's currentlyficf go o new grainage and irrigation
lawmakers unveiled a new assault weapons ban. leading the push is california senator dianne feinstein. she said her goal is to convince her opponents that these weapons are not necessary for average citizens to own. republicans in both the house and senate are expected to strongly oppose that band. -- that ban. >> 5 of the six suspects accused in a gang rape and the subsequent death of an indian medical student made another appearance in a fast-track trial. indian authorities filed murder charges against the men after the 23-rolle victim died of massive internal injuries. they say the fast track court was needed in response to massive protest across india. a sixth suspect did not appear in court because he is said to be a minor. viewers may find this disturbing, but there is a happy ending here. not just one -- you see this car smashing into a truck, but keep an eye off to the left ear. that is a baby girl, wrapped in a blanket, thrown into the path of oncoming traffic. her father rushes out and snatches her up before the other drug gets close. police say the 1-year-old baby was not in a c
dianne feinstein will browse a bill to reinstate a federal assault weapons ban. it sets the stage for what promises to be a rang rouse debate -- ran kerr rouse debate. [ audio difficulties ] >>> president biden is going on a road trip. he's launching a white house campaign when it comes to gun control efforts. he'll visit virginia. his first stop will be in richmond this friday and senator tim kaine will be with him. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton had a pretty tough day on capitol hill yesterday. during the hearings before the house and senate, republicans grilled clinton about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. clinton was accused of not doing enough to provide protection and misleading the public in the aftermath of the four americans being killed there. the secretary responded to say she is focused on what she needs to do to try to fix what happened and what went wrong. we'll have much more on clinton's testimony when we're joined later by "u.s.a. today"'s white house correspondent. that will be at 645 this morning. >>> -- 6:45 this morning. >>> should be a f
: in an effort to do something, today's senator dianne feinstein proposed new legislation that would outlaw 158 specific assault rifles, and semiautomatic weapons and limit ammunition clips to ten rows rounds or less. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain porful military-style weapons. >> reporter: feinstein points out her bill exempts 4200 sports weapons and recognizes those who own guns for hunting and home protection. a clear nod to the national rifle association, which has argued the second amendment forbids any weapons ban and recently called for increasing armed guards in schools. both sides now searching for answers. jay gray, news4. >>> what if a metro tunnel ran to georgetown? a new idea that the agency is floating around. we'll tell you the other ideas that could change the system as we know it. >>> caught on video, a train slams into an 18-wheeler. find out why police donnell believe the truck driver's reasons for causing this crash. >>> and a sweet taste of success. pat will introduce you to a chef in prince george's county. >
to washington d.c. and we've got dianne feinstein now going to be unveiling her massive plan. we know it's been her design all along not it simply go after so-called assault weapons, but to go over every law abiding gun owner's handguns. that's what this is about. and it's this gun grabbing grandstand has to stop. >> sean: but in new york they went just until last week, you were allowed, quote, ten bullets, that's it, just ten bullets in a magazine. then they reduced the number to seven. i'm very concerned about incrementalism, the slippery slope. the seven bullet number is interesting, that would render the purchase of most pistols, you can't buy them now. some 90% of them. so, this was done from their part from a strategic point of view. >> of course it is and it wasn't even all that secret. i would say it's an open secret and i think it's mrit clit significant the way that steve mcgot the police, and these people are so cowardly and they know it's wrong and evil and they don't have the guts to vote anyway and they leak the list to the republican assemblyman who is blowing the whistle. on the
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